Academic Scholarships and Grants
Cabrini College offers academic merit awards to eligible incoming transfer students based on their previous college coursework and overall GPA (grade point average).
All applicants to the College are considered. Students must be registered as full-time (12 or more credits per semester) and maintain satisfactory academic success to continue to be eligible.
Cabrini offers the following academic merit awards:
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship – Cabrini recognizes transfer students who are candidates for the incoming class and are current members of this International Scholastic Order of two-year colleges. Candidates who have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and have earned an associate degree may be eligible. Candidates must enroll at Cabrini College immediate upon graduation from a two-year college and show proof of their Phi Theta Kappa membership. Candidates must also maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 while enrolled at Cabrini College. Part-time (less than 12 credits per semester) transfer students are not eligible for this award.
Achievement Scholarship – Recognizes transfer students who are candidates for the incoming class with a minimum 3.0 GPA in their previous college coursework.
Achievement Grant – Recognizes transfer students who are candidates for the incoming class with a minimum of 2.0 GPA in their previous college coursework.
Other Institutional Scholarships and Grants
Cabrini College also offers institutional scholarships and grants to full-time transfer applicants who have applied and been accepted to Cabrini College, if those students meet specific criteria.
Cabrini College Out-of-State Grant – Applicants must be a non-Pennsylvania resident, reside in on-campus housing, and demonstrate financial need.
Cabrini Grant – This grant is determined by the Financial Aid Office based on a combination of financial need as demonstrated on the FAFSA and the availability of funds. It may also be used for students with documented special circumstances.
Federal and State Funded Programs
Federal Pell Grants are determined by the Department of Education based upon demonstrated financial need and full or part-time enrollment at Cabrini College.
Pell Grants may only be used toward a student's first undergraduate degree.
Federal SEOG Grants (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants) are awarded by the Financial Aid Office.
Awards are determined for students through a combination of significant need as demonstrated on the FAFSA and the availability of funds. SEOG Grants are disbursed in accordance with Title IV guidelines.
Students who are eligible for Federal Pell Grants are considered first for these awards.
PHEAA State Grant Pennsylvania State Grants are awarded by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) to eligible Pennsylvania residents pursuing their first undergraduate degree.
Awards are based upon demonstrated financial need and enrollment status (full-time, half-time).
Continued eligibility (up to eight semesters) is based upon academic progress, housing status, and cost of attendance.
PHEAA measures academic progress based upon attempted/completed credits during an academic year (fall, spring, summer).
External Scholarship and Grant Opportunities
Information is available about how to apply for external scholarship and grant opportunities.
Financial aid awards are contingent upon actual receipt and verification of funds by Cabrini College. The College reserves the right to review, adjust, or cancel awards at any time because of changes in a student’s, or a student’s family’s financial situation, academic status, or student's code-of-conduct violations.
Awards may also be affected if a student changes on-campus residency or number of credits taken per semester (less than 12 credits per semester).
If federal or state allocation of financial aid funds to the College is adjusted at any time, the College reserves the right to adjust financial aid awards as necessary. All students’ financial aid awards are contingent on availability of funds.
Scholarships and grants may be based on academic merit, financial need or both and are exclusively applied to tuition and fees. These awards are considered “gift aid” and do not need to be repaid by the student.